Tips & Advice
Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation
Not sure what to do with your wedding gown? The best thing to do is to have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved. This way you can store it easily, donate it, or sell it.
Your Dream Dress Appointment in 2021
UPDATE AS OF MAY 28, 2021 I am happy to announce that brides can now bring their guests at full capacity, which for my shop is 5 plus the bride. Every bride still has access to using the Zoom Wall for their appointment for any guests that can not make it. As for masks, for […]
6 tips on how to store your wedding dress before your wedding
Every little girl dreams of walking down the aisle in the perfect wedding dress. Finding the perfect dress can make or break your wedding. So you scour every rack in every store to try on countless different styles until you find it – “the one”. But what should you do with it until your wedding, […]
Want to avoid wedding dress regret? Here’s how.
What is a Private Bridal Appointment?
The Top 5 Reasons You Will Love a Private Bridal Appointment!! When I decided to open Your Dream Bridal there were a few must-haves: focus 100% on bridal only, unique designers, dresses that are made sustainably, ethically, and local whenever possible, and a better bridal experience than what other Boston area bridal stores were offering. […]
How to shop for your wedding dress during COVID-19 at home safely!
As we continue to stay at home for the good of our families and community, it’s hard to not be able to meet with brides and help them feel beautiful in finding their dream dress. I have been asked a lot now if I can meet with just one bride or ship dresses to try […]
How to find a wedding dress within my budget?
A great question I get asked all the time. Brides are not sure how much a wedding dress costs to determine a budget. You can easily find dresses online or big box stores for as low as $100 or you can go to a designer showroom and spend $10,000. What determines price is many things […]
Find the right boutique, find the perfect dress!
Just like other wedding vendors, there are many bridal shops to consider. Each having their own gown selection, style and personality. It can be overwhelming and hard to determine what is best for you. Let’s make sure you are successful in finding your dream dress based on your wedding style, vision, and budget before booking […]
When to book an appointment – Step 4
Your venue and date are set. You took our advice from the last two weeks and figured out which bridal boutiques have both the right price range of gowns and will deliver the best experience (missed those blog posts – read here and here). So now it’s time to get shopping, right? Almost….. Bridal gown shopping is not […]
‘Made-to-Measure’ vs ‘Made-to-Order’?
What are the differences between ‘bespoke’, ‘made-to-measure’, ‘made-to-order’ and ‘off the rack’ wedding dresses? We frequently hear different terms for wedding dresses, such as bespoke, made-to-measure, made-to-order and off-the-rack, but often brides are not sure what they mean. Let me explain how each type of wedding dress service works and how much you should expect […]
Tip: Dress Timeline – Step 3
The ring is on, the champagne is popped to celebrate, the venue and date are set…..and now it’s time to go wedding dressing shopping! But when should you start shopping for your wedding gown? A good time to start is 8-11 months before your wedding day. In the era we live in today of “fast […]
Researching the right bridal shop for you – part 2
Now that your venue is selected and date is set, you’re likely looking at what bridal boutiques to visit so that you can shop for your bridal gown, and there are many options out there! Last week we advised first narrowing down your selection to the stores that have the correct price range of gowns […]
Researching the right bridal shop for you – Part 1
Chances are, if you’re engaged, you have BIG feelings about gown shopping. You’re either ready and excited and can’t wait to get started or you put it off for a while because you were a little nervous about the process. Or you fall somewhere in between. The good news is that I am here for […]
Confused by Bridal Sizing
Are Wedding Dresses True to Size? Bridal gown sizing is often a hot topic when brides are shopping for their wedding gown. It can be a bit confusing, so we thought we would break it down for you. Bridal sizing is based on traditional European sizing from the 1940s. Ready to wear sizing in the […]
The 411 on Wedding Dress Silhouettes
Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day and who can blame you? You should feel unstoppable, invincible, in love and absolutely gorgeous on your big day! Besides your glowing smile, your dress is at center stage to show all of your guests exactly how beautiful you really are. Each style […]
3 Dress Shopping Rules for Guests
So your BFF just asked you to join her wedding dress shopping entourage and, of course, you couldn’t be more excited! Well, even if you aren’t, you had better act as if you are. If someone has chosen you to help them select the single most important dress they will ever wear, then it’s safe […]
Wedding Dress Shopping Myths
There are so many misconceptions about shopping for your wedding gown shopping & we're sharing the most common myths.
Wedding Dress Shopping 101 – Find the Gown
Shopping for a wedding gown can be one of the most memorable experiences of the wedding planning process. Keep these tips in mind to help the process go smoother.